This was originally published at Flickering Myth on 3rd July 2017.
Star of the upcoming high concept sci-fi, The Jurassic Games, Katie Burgess is a promising new talent in the world of genre film-making, one who is definitely worth keeping an eye on. You can catch her now in this year’s horror thriller Gremlin, which tells the story of a family who are terrorised by an ancient creature residing within a cursed box.
I recently had the pleasure of asking Katie a few questions about her upcoming projects, as well as her experience working on Gremlin.
00:48– Karin on how portraying an Orangutan is different from playing a Gorilla or Chimpanzee
05:26– On studying and mimicking Orangutan Long Calls
11:52– On whether or not she considers Maurice a male character 14:53– On Maurice’s relationship with Nova
18:40– On how Matt Reeves directs actors with minimal dialogue
21:43– On Maurice’s status as a fan-favourite character and the Orangutan that inspired him
24:10– On the physical challenges of playing Maurice
27:47– On horseback riding as an ape 30:30– On continuing her studies with Orangutans